Penguin returns home every year to the Brazilian man who saved it
Geege Schuman stashed this in Penguins
'I love the penguin like it's my own child and I believe the penguin loves me': Bird swims 5,000 MILES every year to visit Brazilian man who nursed it back to life after he found it covered in oil and dying on a beach
5000 miles sounds like a lot to me. Maybe it's not so much to a penguin?
Oh wow, it IS a lot.
I thought the song was 500 miles?
But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
Had to check: A nautical mile is based on the circumference of the earth, and is equal to one minute of latitude. It is slightly more than a statute (landmeasured) mile (1 nautical mile = 1.1508statute miles ). Nautical miles are used for charting and navigating.
In either of those cases, 5000 miles is a LOT.
I wonder how quickly a penguin can swim 5000 miles. Must take at least a month.
i was wondering the exact same thing, adam! and a month is a good guess. maybe that's how long i'll make it in my picture book.
I wonder how you convey 30 days of swimming in a way that's fun and interesting.
hmmmm... we'll see!
thanks for posting this, geege! i am already storyboarding it! <3
A hero's journey! A homecoming!
My sister emailed the story and we're embellishing it. :)
you and she are? what are your embellishments??
Sick sister stuff. ;)
hahaha! i was thinking more along the lines of cute sidekicks like hermit crabs and dolphins!